Originally published in Greentech Media here. Treasury Nominee Backs Existing Phaseout of the Wind Energy Tax Credit Is there hope for the solar tax credit too? by Julia Pyper January 24, 2017 Amid the flurry of news leading up to the inauguration of President Trump, Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said last week that he […]
What Do the Results of the 2016 Election Mean For Clean Energy in DC?
The results of this week’s election are certainly a surprise and will impact the focus and direction of policymakers moving forward. As we look ahead, historically, Congress is most active when one party controls the House of Representatives, Senate and White House. We expect 2017 to follow this trend, particularly because Republicans campaigned, in part, […]
Omnibus Package: Sausage with Delicious Clean Energy Provisions
The omnibus deal—PATH (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015)–was sausage-making at its most intense, but the product should be palatable for most parties in clean energy. Extensions for renewables and efficiency tax credits were key sweeteners to lifting the oil export ban. In addition, clean energy R&D funding, reauthorization and increased funding for […]
Congress Returns From Recess but the Action Remains in the States
The team at 38 North has found that, while it is important to work closely with EPA on their important carbon-related rule-makings and to keep Congress informed on a wide variety of topics and issues, much of the real action in clean energy is taking place in the states. Statehouses and utility commissions are setting policies for renewables, energy […]